Welcome to
Monica Johansson and NatureFootstep.com
I am interested in nature photography and photo art and travels
as much as I can to find new areas to document.
I have many blogs and below you find links to them.

Photo and PhotoArt blogs
NatureFootstep Photography and PhotoArt
Image files:  File 1,    File 2,   File 3,    File 4,   File 5

Bildverkstan - Image workshop
Image files:   Bildverkstan/Image workshop       Creative playroom ART

NatureFootstep World   Image file:  NF World

Birds blogs
NF European birds    Image files:  File 1,  File 2,  File 3
Birds around the world, Honolulu, Norway, Iceland, Japan    Image files: Around the world,   part of Japan birds
Birds in Costa Rica  Image files: Costa Rica
Birds in Morocco  Image files: Morocco
Birds in Queensland, Australia  Image files: File 1    File 2 


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Die cuts and movement

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Giggling, as I was creating this post for Rains promt Motion and movement,  I went through my art-files and found a lot that might be fun to share again. Enjoy! First, old ones you might have seen. 

The Ballerina was my header for a long time. She is dancing!

 Swinging! It is spring!

The Seeeker!

The painter!


Escape! No longer trapped! 


NEW!
Birch bark deer! If I had tilted it  a bit more it would have been a leap!
Photo!

Acrylics "Gel printing" below!  
When I messed around with the die cuts and Geli printing I realized the cuts became quite beautiful. 


This is where the die cuts came from!

Even the home made roller came out beautiful. This is actually a tejp roller to remove hair from your clothes. Maybe I should peel away the top layer?

 
I like the way the roller mixes the colors!


This is all for now folks! 
I have now get selected for the C vaccin. But it seem to be quite an adventure to actually get it! It seems I can call for days before I even get an appoinment. And, always trouble with delivery of the vaccine when you hear the news. Different countries starting to become reluctant to deliver. It seem to become an ugly situation! 😭  I really hope they can solve it. 
Every nation on the planet needs vaccine!

© NF Photo 210325

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Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday     Rains TAD

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Northern light and Diagonal

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Die cuts!
I visited a second hand store this week and found a lot of what I think is called Die cuts. Lots of cuts and figures in the packages. Among them the horse and wagon I used for my Cinderella paintings 2 years ago. As the shop where I bought them no longer exists I had no way to buy more. So, these followed me home. Took me a few hours to sort them out to see what I can use. The pieces I know I will not use I took back to the store. There were tons of stars and hearts. 💗 They can sell them once more. It is for sharity. 

Ocean! 
For Rains theme Diagonal this week I thought of these die cuts! I had already created the blue background, tempera color on A4 paper. As it looks like water I thought about the cut´s as fish! 


Black and blue background. Tempera on A4 paper. As I had a lot of color on the paper I decided to make it two backgrounds. The diagonal, 😀, patterns comes from the fact I put another paper above this one and flipped it sideways. I used this one for the Aurora below. I have long thought of trying to paint Nothern Light. And, as I always think of Cinderella as Aurora It came in handy. The diecuts are also painted.  Swedish name is Askungen/ "The ash kid"


Aurora!


Cars a rainy day.
Just had some fun with a photo this week. 

I hope everyone is safe. Sun is shining today so I will be outdoors most of the day. 
Take care!

© NF Photo 210318



Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Happy Birthday PPF    Rains TAD



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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Space

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Space, not too far away is Saturn. Painted on a scallop with tempera. 

Space! Two colliding galaxies
Photowork.


Orange background painted with GESSO and acrylic color on a photopaper A4. I tried to cover the paper with gesso before coloring it. It was quite cool as it created the curves and features of the spatula I used to spread it out. I let it be uneaven. Then let it dry before coloring several layers. Took quite some time to finish as every layer has to dry before adding the next one. I was planning to paint some flowers on it but change my mind. 


Instead of painting I search my files for Akleja-Columbine.  I used an old BW image I have.

Akleja!
And this is the final result. Paint and photo combined in PS.


© NF Photo 210311

My world can´t decide weather it is winter or spring. And we have a storm coming so I´d rather stay indoors today. 

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday    Rains TAD

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NatureFootstep_PhotoArt
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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Creases mostly

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Rains promt for todays TAD is Creases. I checked my files and came up with three I´d like to share. 
Below is my porcelain hand as you probably seen before. 

This one carries a piece of rock and a cone with many cracks.


Cracked light!
Digially created in Photoshop


Creases in a plastic cover at the bus stop. Altered in Photoshop



The once below has creases if you want them too. 😁

Balloon flower 
Painted with tempera on a board A4 in size. 

Purple deer!
I made another backgrund in purple to use. I figured the christmas window decoration matched the colors. So, the deer "moved in". 

We have seen the first sign of spring in Sweden. I am soo glad we actually had three weeks of real winter so now spring seem perfectly timed. So, when finish this post I will head out to enjoy sun and mabe some flowers. I already seen two butterflies and the first Coltsfoot flower. 

Take care. "C" is still present!


© NF Photo 210304


Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday    Rains TAD 

Meet me on Instagram:
NatureFootstep_Myworld
NatureFootstep_PhotoArt
NatureFootstep_travelsandbirds
NatureFootstep_Birds


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